Monday, 7 March 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Book Journey to share with others what you’ve read the past week and planning to read next.

I've been reading Anne of Green Gables.

It is a sweet story of a highly imaginative and talkative girl called Anne, an orphan who comes to live with Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert at Green Gables. Anne comes up with all sorts of philosophies about people and nature, and raves about how lucky she is to finally have a real home, and real friends. She is a charmer!

After reading a few short books I'm about to launch into three long ones.

The Alchemist's Secret, by Scott Mariani, is the story of Ben Hope, former elite member of the SAS, and Dr Roberta Ryder, an Amerian scientist, as they trail over Europe trying to locate an ancient manuscript to save a dying child. The document is said to contain the elixir of life, but others know of this document and want to uncover the secret of immortality for more evil ends. My mum loaned this to me, saying she really enjoyed it.

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown, is another lightning paced thriller involving symbologist, Robert Langdon, and an object encoded with five symbols found at the epicentre of the rotunda in the Capitol Building.I've LOVED all of Dan Brown's books, so I'm really looking forward to this. Mum bought it at a second hand book shop for $3!

My mum borrowed this one, At Home With the Templetons, from a friend, so I need to read this one first. I have enjoyed other Monica McInerney books,and this one is about two Australian families, the Templetons and their neighbours, the Donovans, who are drawn together, but then torn apart by tragedy.

I am always so excited about the books I am about to read, and always have heaps waiting for me, mostly courtesy of my mum, who reads about 5 books a week. I have, in my 'to-be-read' boxes, about 300 books!! Pop by my book blog Wise Owl Books to read my book reviews.

What are you reading?


  1. Looks like a great week ahead! I've only read one Dan Brown book so far- although I'd love to read more.

  2. Recently I read the book "The Help". But other than that I keep myself well informed by reading my "Watchtower" and "Awake!" magazines.

  3. You have a fun week ahead, enjoy your books and have a wonderful week. My Monday:

  4. I just read Bittersweet by Melanie LaBrooy and now I'm ready Claudia's Big Break by Lisa Heidke

  5. Thanks for dropping by my blog & following...I'm returning the favour twofold :) I agree that we do read similar genres. Aren't they great? I hope you're enjoying Anne of Green Gables. It's one of my all-time favourites! Nice to meet you :)

  6. I am reading the Discovery of Witches right now - so far it's starting off slow

  7. I read a review of this online and it sounds like it might be a bit too mushy-romantic for me! I like the sound of the rest of it though, so let me know how it turns out!

  8. I think I have that exact same copy of Anne of Greengables!!!

  9. Hi Wendy- I am finally getting to visit back. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you have been enjoying your bigger books.


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